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M&A Leadership Council training
January 30, 2015

5 Critical Initiatives Missing from Many M&A Practices
by Jim Jeffries, Chairman, M&A Leadership Council

The M&A Leadership Council enters a new year having trained more than 700 executives in the Art of M&A.  In each class we hold, we tend to uncover the key initiatives still missing from the practices of the many companies who attend, and this year we will be broadening our course offerings to incorporate everything in the M&A value chain from strategy through integration.

January 30, 2015

Developing the Metrics for Successful Integration:  KPIs and CSFs 
by Jack Prouty, President M&A Leadership Council

In our popular seminar, “The Art of M&A Integration,” we state that the ultimate measure of overall M&A success is whether you increased shareholder value or not. While this is the bottom-line measure after the integration is completed, you need to identify the critical performance measures that will drive success early in the process, monitor them frequently, and hold people responsible for successful execution of those elements that, aggregated together, will lead to achievement of expected business benefits.

January 30, 2015

Series: Building In-House M&A Competencies
by Jack Prouty, President M&A Leadership Council

This is a special appeal to those executives and middle managers involved in an M&A and who may not be conversant in the issues and nuances of IT within the overall context of the business integration. While our upcoming “Art of Technology Integration” is a valuable deep-dive for any IT professionals (CIOs, IT Project Managers, Business Analysts, and BSAs, etc.) involved in M&As, the topics covered would also be highly beneficial to Integration Program Directors, Integration Project Leaders or others with broad responsibilities across the life cycle of an M&A.

January 30, 2015

Some Interesting M&A Data
Provided by Mergermarket

Mergermarket has released its Global M&A roundup for 2014, including its league tables for legal advisors. Take a look at the report (with a brand new look for better ease of use!) HERE.

January 30, 2015

Seeking to Fill M&A Positions

As we serve the M&A community through training and other resources, we also look to be a vehicle for matching outstanding professionals with great companies.  Please take a look at the following positions and send in your resume or forward the descriptions to a colleague who might be an excellent candidate.....

January 5, 2015

A "Fly-In" Deep Dive Training Conference About Managing and Leveraging IT While Linking Business Activities and Priorities 

IT represents the largest investment, most potential risk and complexities, and also bottom-line business benefits in the execution of a successful integration. Because IT touches all other functional areas, an M&A integration cannot be completed until all the elements of the IT integration have been addressed.

December 16, 2014

Great Presenters, New Training Themes and "Fly-In" Format
by Jim Jeffries, Chairman, M&A Leadership Council

As the M&A Leadership Council wraps up another year of training and facilitation for clients and alumni, I am so excited about what we will be doing in 2015.  Our expanded training categories are now complimented by the new “Fly-In” venue at the Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport.  These convenient yet intense seminars will provide the attendee the content needed at low cost and in short-cycle, 12-hour modules.

December 16, 2014

Series: Building In-House Competencies
by Jack Prouty, President, M&A Leadership Council

A major point we make in our public seminar, “The Art of M&A Integration,” is that one of the riskiest days in the life of an M&A, and in fact often the riskiest day, is when the deal is first announced. Immediate reaction of the various stakeholders (employees, customers, strategic partners and financial shareholders) is fear, concern, uncertainty.